Table of contents for American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3 / Larry Starr, Christopher Waterman.

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Preface to the Second Edition
1. Themes and Streams of American Popular Music
Theme One: Listening
Theme Two: Music and Identity
Theme Three: Music and Technology
Theme Four: The Music Business
Theme Five: Centers and Peripheries
Streams of Tradition: The Sources of Popular Music
2. "After the Ball": Popular Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
The Minstrel Show
An Early Pop Songwriter: Stephen Foster
Dance Music and Brass Bands
The Birth of Tin Pan Alley
The Ragtime Craze, 1896-1918
The Rise of the Phonograph
3. "Catching as the Small-Pox": Social Dance and Jazz, 1917-1935
Technology and the Music Business
"Freak Dances": Turkey Trot and Tango
James Reese Europe and the Castles
The Jazz Craze
Jazz Becomes Popular Music: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Dance Music in the "Jazz Age"
"The King of Jazz"
4. "I Got Rhythm": The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley Song
Tin Pan Alley Song Form
What Were Tin Pan Alley Songs About?
What Makes a Song a "Standard"?
5. "St. Louis Blues": Race Records and Hillbilly Music
Race Records
Classic Blues
The Country Blues
Charley Patton and "Tom Rushen Blues" (1929)
Blind Lemon Jefferson: The First Country Blues Star
Robert Johnson: Standing at the Crossroad
Early Country Music: Hillbilly Records
Pioneers of Country Music: The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers
Popular Music and the Great Depression
6. "In the Mood": The Swing Era, 1935-1945
Swing Music and American Culture
Benny Goodman: The King of Swing
Big Band Blues: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller
Country Music in the Swing Era: Roy Acuff, Singing Cowboys, and Western Swing
7. "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie": The Postwar Era, 1946-1954
Popular Music and Technology in the Postwar Era
Rise of the Big Singers
Urban Folk Music: The Weavers
Southern Music in the Postwar Era
Rhythm & Blues
Women in R&B: Ruth Brown and Big Mama Thornton
Country and Western Music
Hank Williams
8. "Rock Around the Clock": Rock 'n' Roll, 1954-1959
Cover Versions and Early Rock 'n' Roll
The Rock 'n' Roll Business
Early Rock 'n' Roll Stars on the R&B Side
Early Rock 'n' Roll Stars on the Country Side
Wild, Wild Young Women: The Lady Vanishes
Songwriters and Producers of Early Rock 'n' Roll
9. "Good Vibrations": American Pop and the British Invasion, 1960s
The Early 1960s: Dance Music and "Teenage Symphonies"
Berry Gordy and Motown
Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys
The Beatles, the British Invasion, and the American Response
10. "Blowin' in the Wind": Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock, 1960s
Patsy Cline and the Nashville Sound
Ray Charles and Soul Music
James Brown and Aretha Franklin
Urban Folk Music in the 1960s: Bob Dylan
The Counterculture and Psychedelic Rock
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
San Francisco Rock: Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead
Guitar Heroes: Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton
11. The 1970s: Rock Music, Disco, and the Popular Mainstream
Country Music and the Pop Mainstream
Rock Comes of Age
"Night Fever": The Rise of Disco
12. Outsiders' Music: Progressive Country, Reggae, Punk, Funk, and Rap, 1970s
The Outlaws: Progressive Country Music
"I Shot the Sheriff": The Rise of Reggae
"Psycho Killer": 1970s Punk and New Wave
"Tear the Roof off the Sucker": Funk Music
"Rapper's Delight": The Origins of Hip-Hop
13. The 1980s: Digital Technology, MTV, and the Popular Mainstream
Digital Technology and Popular Music
A Tale of Three Albums
"Baby I'm a Star": Prince, Madonna, and the Production of Celebrity
14. "Smells Like Teen Spirit": Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment Business
Hip-Hop Breaks Out (1980s-1990s)
Techno: Dance Music in the Digital Age
Alternate Currents
Women's Voices: Alternative Folk, Hip-Hop, and Country
Globalization and the Rise of World Music
15. Conclusion
Music and Identity
Technology and the Music Business
Centers and Peripheries
CD Track List

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.